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Collection Reference Number GLC04360.105
From Archive Folder Collection relating to Grant's presidency & family with 3 S.B. Anthony items 
Title Bust portrait of Grant with two stars visible on his uniform jacket.
Date 1861-1865
Document Type Artwork
Content Description Bust portrait of Grant with two stars visible on his uniform jacket. Engraved by H. B. Hall & Sons, New York.
Subjects Union General  Military History  Uniforms  
People Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)  
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Folder Information: This collection, put together by some early twentieth century collectors concentrates on Grant's presidency, funeral and the commemoration of the centenary of his birth in 1922. #1-31 include Grant family correspondence (mostly about USG's death and funeral). Most of the correspondence is written by Frederick Dent Grant. There are also four Susan B. Anthony items: three letters to a member of the 1867 NYS Constitutional Convention (calling for women's suffrage; #32-34) and a printed petition (#35) to President Ulysses S. Grant with pasted-on (and written) signatures of women's' leaders like Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, L. Maria Child, L. M. Alcott, E. P. Peabody, E. S. Phelps, Mary A. Livermore, Mary Eastman, Margaret Campbell, Ada C. Bowles and Lucy Stone. Items #36-37 are an interesting pair of letters of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Indian chief, concerning his Indian name and his military career (10/25 and 11/1 1865). A number of printed invitations, menus and pins round-out this portion of the collection. #49-63 are election campaign materials from 1868 and 1872. These include a dramatic and vituperative letter of W.S. Rosecrans to Horatio Seymour, 7/24/1868 (#49), urging him not to run and divide the party since "[i]f you run[,] Grant[,] that weak, malignant knavish little fellow will be our next president." The "Spirit of the Campaign" leaflets (#61-63) are typical Republican "waving the bloody flag" attacks on the Democrats and Seymour. Items #64-77 are mostly funerary ribbons worn at Grant's New York funeral, while #78-115 are indifferent carte de visite photographs and engravings of Grant and contemporaries. The collection is accompanied by approximately 81 news clipping, mostly 1915-1925, concerning Grant's life, the centennial of his birth (4/1922), the Grant-Dent Memorial Association (most of these are St. Louis imprints, including a few German-language newspapers); plus four articles on the centenary of Susan B. Anthony's birth in 1920. Most of the newspapers are highly brittle.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945